Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 19

Colorado Gov. Stephen McNichols, President John F. Kennedy and U. S. Sen. John Carroll pose outdoors at the Pueblo Public School Stadium in Pueblo at the Presidential authorization of the Fryingpan - Arkansas Rivers water reclamation project, Aug. 17, 1962. (Ed Gerhardt/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-22193)
Colorado Gov. Stephen McNichols, President John F. Kennedy and U. S. Sen. John Carroll pose outdoors at the Pueblo Public School Stadium in Pueblo at the Presidential authorization of the Fryingpan - Arkansas Rivers water reclamation project, Aug. 17, 1962. (Ed Gerhardt/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-22193)
Colorado Gov. Stephen McNichols, President John F. Kennedy and U. S. Sen. John Carroll pose outdoors at the Pueblo Public School Stadium in Pueblo at the Presidential authorization of the Fryingpan – Arkansas Rivers water reclamation project, Aug. 17, 1962. (Ed Gerhardt/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library/X-22193)

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Politics:

Denver City Council has added a second public comment period to the council’s monthly calendar. (Denverite)

Morgan Carroll says state Democrats should be ‘a political movement,’ not a club. (CPR)

Employment:

Instead of stealing workers from each other, Colorado and South Dakota want the West to partner. (Denverite)

Hickenlooper said one of the ways Amazon could benefit the state is by assisting Colorado and other Western states in establishing and growing workforce training programs. (Denverite)

Transportation:

Megan explains why Denver International Airport wants you to fly to Switzerland. (Denverite)

The share of Denver commuters walking, biking and riding transit rose a sliver in 2016, according to new federal data. (Streetsblog)

The individuals and community groups suing CDOT and the Federal Highway Administration over the I-70 expansion have filed a motion to bring the project to a halt while their lawsuit proceeds. (Denverite)

Wait, what?

A Denver-based animal rights group stole chickens from an 8-year-old girl on a Berthoud farm and took them to “a sanctuary, where they can be free.” (Coloradoan)

Sports:

Denver will owe Mason Plumlee, whom it acquired at the trade deadline last season for Jusuf Nurkic, an average of $13.67 million per season through the 2019-2020 season. (Denverite)

Colorado Rockies continue what they hope will be a cakewalk to their first postseason appearance in eight years when they open a two-game road series Tuesday night against the last-place San Francisco Giants. (FoxSports)

Development:

The first phase of the development of the Block 7S apartments, near Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, is expected to open in April 2018. That building will have 275 units, mostly one-bedroom apartments. (Denverite)

The real estate developer behind a proposed 40-story condominium tower — the one with palm trees in the rendering — in the heart of downtown Denver has dropped out of the project. (BusinessDen)

One of the few assisted living facilities in central Denver may be sold and demolished, and Councilman Rafael Espinoza is urging the city government to consider buying the property. (Denverite)

Adrian D. Garcia

Author: Adrian D. Garcia

Adrian D. Garcia is on business and trends for Denverite, serves as treasurer for the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and on the board of the Denver Press Club. He can be reached at agarcia@denverite.com.